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by esuhl
5 May 2019, 11:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New chain skipping
Replies: 17
Views: 690

Re: New chain skipping

I had something similar after replacing the chain and cassette once, and I had to in the end change the middle (most used) cog on the chainset. Then it stopped. The front chain rings are a little worn, but I can see the chain jumping over the REAR gears. Also, the skipping occurs on the smaller two...
by esuhl
5 May 2019, 7:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New chain skipping
Replies: 17
Views: 690

New chain skipping

To improve gear shifting slightly, I re-aligned my rear mech hanger and replaced a worn chain. The cassette scrubbed up like new without any noticeable wear. However... The new chain skips every 1/2 rotation of the cranks/pedals on the smallest 3 or 4 gears. The smaller the gear combination, the les...
by esuhl
23 Apr 2019, 10:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stem Raiser To Raise The Handlebars
Replies: 13
Views: 689

Re: Stem Raiser To Raise The Handlebars

It’s this one: https://bbbcycling.com/uk_en/bhp-21-extender I went for the BHP-22 . It's not quite as neat, but it looked more "solid". https://bbbcycling.com/media/catalog/product/cache/10f519365b01716ddb90abc57de5a837/5/7/57405_bhp-22-tubeextend-2929612201.png I absolutely love it. It's...
by esuhl
22 Apr 2019, 3:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Derailleur hanger, B-screw, chain tension...?
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Re: Derailleur hanger, B-screw, chain tension...?

Thanks all, and apologies for the delay in responding. I appreciate all your helpful responses. :D I measured the chain, and it's well overdue for replacement! I thought I'd been checking regularly, but it's gone from "barely worn" to "off the scale"! :shock: As for the B-tension...
by esuhl
17 Apr 2019, 9:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Derailleur hanger, B-screw, chain tension...?
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Derailleur hanger, B-screw, chain tension...?

Today I used an "alignment tool" to make a small adjustment to the rear hanger. I got the shifting *perfect*... except when using the smaller gears. I shifted onto the very smallest pair, and saw the chain was slack, resting on the chainstay. I tried adjusting the B-screw on the rear mech....
by esuhl
9 Feb 2019, 3:09am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist
Replies: 96
Views: 14903

Re: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist

Wow. Attack someone with a knife, and you'd get several years behind bars. Attack them with a ton of metal, and you get a slap on the wrist. The most worrying thing, though, is the length of the ban... 18 months?! That's totally unacceptable. What are the chances that, in 2 years time, he'll be driv...
by esuhl
2 Sep 2018, 1:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spoke replacement (which spokes to buy?)
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Spoke replacement (which spokes to buy?)

A few of my spokes have been damaged when the chain came off the cassette due to improperly adjusted gears. I've only noticed when I removed the cassette -- they must have been like this for ages! So I thought I'd replace them carefully, one-by-one, threading them through the other spokes exactly as...
by esuhl
2 Sep 2018, 1:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike pump
Replies: 31
Views: 1088

Re: Bike pump

Whoa! I had no idea you could get track pumps small enough to fit in your bag. :o I have a big Halfords/BikeHut track pump at home that I'm really pleased with. It was £19, although it was £23 last time I looked. It auto-adjusts to fit Schraeder and Presta valves automatically, and is so easy to use...
by esuhl
14 Jun 2018, 1:28am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bike racks on buses
Replies: 45
Views: 1797

Re: Bike racks on buses

That's completely crazy. Think of the harm they'd cause to pedestrians in an accident!

I'd love to be able to take my bike on the bus, but mounting them on the front is unsafe.
by esuhl
14 Jun 2018, 1:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Should I accept the chain rubbing on the front derailleur?
Replies: 6
Views: 5276

Re: Should I accept the chain rubbing on the front derailleur?

I've been cycling for a few years now, and the MAIN thing that makes cycling frustrating (for me) is poor gear changes. The best thing I ever did was learn how to adjust the front and rear gears fairly accurately. It's a bit daunting the first time when you don't really know the best way to do thing...
by esuhl
31 May 2018, 1:33am
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Bournemouth to New Forest
Replies: 15
Views: 1433

Re: Bournemouth to New Forest

Could you give an example of where cycle.travel isn't finding a route it should do, so I can investigate? Are you involved in cycle.travel personally? I hadn't heard of cycle.travel, so I compared it to CycleStreets for a route I know well, ending in the approach to Woking. CycleStreets CycleStreet...
by esuhl
29 May 2018, 11:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Very stiff Front derailleur shifter - why? What possible replacement?
Replies: 14
Views: 1288

Re: Very stiff Front derailleur shifter - why? What possible replacement?

My painfully stiff gear shifter was caused by a combination of a kink in the gear cable, and gunked up cable casing.
by esuhl
20 May 2018, 2:03am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Old Skool
Replies: 44
Views: 2489

Re: Old Skool

I was gobsmacked the other day, when I cut through a quiet cul-de-sac and saw a mother with her 4(?) year old daughter, both on bikes, riding in circles at 2mph, neither wearing helmets! Gasp! And I have seen one or two other cyclists without helmets this year. I used to think I was the only one! I'...
by esuhl
29 Apr 2018, 7:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How does a rack like this fit a bike?
Replies: 24
Views: 1647

Re: How does a rack like this fit a bike?

uhm... additional weight that sits well behind the rear wheel axle, IMO needs attention when loading What do you mean by "needs attention when loading"? :? I mean that on such bike you're already a bit upright, thus having more weight on the rear wheel. If you add some baggage and this ha...
by esuhl
29 Apr 2018, 7:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dissertation: Cycling Infrastructure + Your Input
Replies: 36
Views: 2315

Re: Dissertation: Cycling Infrastructure + Your Input

Other comment. I believe that money spent on cycling infrastructure is usually wasted and we would be better off not bothering as the result is generally useless. (See other comments above about poor design etc, etc) Really good point. Often what's more important is not specific cycle infrastructur...